The Hemingway Daquiri

The Hemingway Daiquiri has everything that makes a great cocktail: a unique flavour, a boozy aftertaste and an interesting backstory.

Although the drink you might get today when you ask for a “Hemingway” in most upmarket cocktail bars doesn’t represent what the creator, Ernest Hemingway, would have supped in 1950’s Havana, that’s probably for the best. Hemingway didn’t like sugar in his daiquiris and was mainly looking for alcohol content when it came to his drinks.

However the Hemingway Daiquiri has become something else and one of the most refreshing and drinkable cocktails to boot. Now bartenders put sugar, maraschino cherry liqueur but breaking it down to its basics a Hemingway needs lime juice, grapefruit juice and white rum,  Havana Club 3 if you want to be truly authentic.

Here are the correct measurements and mixing technique for a standard Hemingway but feel free to improvise a little with this one. It just needs to have the right balance of sweet and sour according to your taste buds.

50 ml white rum

10 ml Luxardo maraschino liqueur

12.5 ml grapefruit juice

12.5 lime juice

12.5 gomme (sugar syrup)

Shake with plenty of ice cubes in a cocktail shaker and strain into a coup cocktail glass

Take a sip, light a Cuban cigar and get in touch with your inner Hemingway.


Ready Steady Spritz

Adding a bit of Italian to your spring season. This Aperol Spitz is the Italian cocktail. So what does it contain you ask?

Started from the bottom now it’s here. 1919 is the day it made it mark on this earth but only became popular in 1950’s. The refreshing tangy drink takes just three quick steps to make but the flavor is guaranteed to savor on your taste buds.

Top 5 Fruity Drink Recipes

Spring has sprung in, which means two things the suns out and BBQ season is creeping in. Need inspiration to impress your guests? I have the secret ingredients that will put a smile on everyone’s face.

1.) “I been drinking ‘Water Melon”


1 seedless watermelon

10 oz lemon juice

3 cups frozen strawberries

3/4 cup sugar

2 cups ice


* Don’t forget to scrape all of the fruit from the centre of the melon and blend all the juices. Add all the extra ingredients, lemon juice, strawberries, sugar and ice into a blender.

* Pour your mixology into both halves of the carved out watermelon. Sprinkle a little love around the edges with sugar and add a bunch of straws and slurp away.

2.) “You Jamaican-me-crazy” – Gnarls Barkley



1/4 cups dairy free coconut ice cream (softened)

3 ounces pineapple juice

1 dash grenadine

1 dash coffee liqueur


* First gather all your ingredients and place the coconut ice cream, pineapple juice, grenadine and coffee liqueur into the blender.

* Cut open the top of your coconut and pour your mixology in. Sprinkle a little love around the edges with sugar and your own personality by decorating it with a slice of pineapple then add a bunch of straws and slurp away.

3.) “I have Pen I got Pineapple Pineapple pen”


1/2 ripe pineapple, scooped out your pineapple

2 ounces fresh lime juice

1/4 cup sugar 1 Cup Ice ¼ pineapple cubes


Cut open the top of your pineapple but do not throw away the lid. The scoop out all the pineapple and place onto a chopping board. Take a quarter of the pineapple and place to one side the place the rest into the blender with the lime juice, sugar and ice. Blend until slushy ( add more ice if needed)

Pour your slush into your empty pineapple.Place spare pineapple in blender until smooth then pour on top of your mixologySprinkle a little love around the edges with sugar then add a bunch of straws and slurp away.

4.) “When life hands you lemons you make lemonade



1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice, about 6 lemons

1 1/2 cup sugar

3 1/2 cup water

3 to 4 cups water 1 cup of ice


Inspired from Mexico this lemonade is something like no other. – Mix your sugar and water in a saucepan on low heat. Stir continuously till your mixture becomes clear. Set aside to cool. – Cut open the top of your lemons but keep the lids. Juice your lemons to into a jug add don’t forget to remove all seeds. – Place ice cubes into the blender until your ice is crushed

Pour the juice into a pitcher and add the water, ice and sugar and stir until all ingredients are mixed well. Pour the mixology into your cut lemons sprinkle a little love around the edges with sugar & honey then add a straw and slurp away

5.) “I don’t like Apples, I love it” large apples


large apples ( However many guests depends on the apples – 1 per guest)

¼ lemon juice

4 cups non-alcoholic apple cider cinnamon sticks, for garnish


Slice the top of your apple lid. The carefully scoop out your apple until you get a cup shape, leaving a one-inch rim around your apple. Tip: If your apple is slightly stubborn and doesn’t sit right slice a few millimeters off the bottom to even it out. Make sure your cup is not hollow or your juices will leak out. To prevent your apple from browning rub it lemon juice on both the inner and outer apple. Time to make your juice to fill your apple cup. Place the scoop out apple pieces into a blender, add, lemon juice and non-alcoholic cider. Blend until the constancy of apple juice Finally pour your mix into you apple cups, garnish with cinnamon. Sprinkle a little love around the edges with sugar & honey then add a straw and slurp away

What are you waiting for? Go ahead try them if you don’t believe me

Saeshanee x